Hacklemesh Weaver Spider

Subject: Spider Identification
Location: Humboldt County California
October 14, 2013 12:00 am
Please help me identify this spider I’m curious as to how dangerous it may be as well
Signature: Cheyanne

Unknown Spider
Hacklemesh Weaver Spider

Hi Cheyanne,
We are continuing to research this and we have requested assistance.  Could you please provide additional information?  How large was the spider?  Where exactly was it found?  Any other helpful information is appreciated.
Thanks.

Eric Eaton responds:  Hacklemesh Weaver
Daniel:
Pretty sure this is a specimen of a hacklemesh weaver known as Metaltella simoni:
http://www.spiders.us/species/metaltella-simoni/
Please suggest that the person submit their image to Spiders.us (not sure how exactly to do that, sorry).
Eric

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